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this week's united nation's general assembly. among the big issues, a bid for palestinian statehood. >> reporter: united nations secretary general ban ki-moon says the agented a for this year's general a accept -- the agenda for this year's general assembly in new york are more crowded than ever, the global economic crisis, familiar in and the middle east are the topics. >> we live in a time when there's this huge disconnect between the way the political system works and the way the economic system works. >> reporter: president obama sideline meetings and speech are expected to focus on the struggle for freedom and democratic transitions in these regions and mid-east peace efforts. the world will be watching palestinian president ahmadinejad to see if he pushes for a vote on palestinian statehood despite a threat of a veto by the united states and israeli opposition. previous attempts at negotiations between israeli and palestinian authorities have failed, but israel and the u.s. believe the only path to palestinian statehood is through direct peace talks. >> whatever happens with t
as an independent country and president obama addressed the united nations's general assembly. the president is rejecting the move and wants palestinians to negotiate directly with israel. >> ultimately, the israelis and palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on the issue that is divide them on boarders and security on refugees and is jerusalem. >> during his speech to the un general assembly last week, talks between israel and palestine broke down. >>> can d.c.'s fire chief promote his brother? kelton ellerbe is up for acting battalion chief, but the mayor's office wants to make sure he gets the job on his own merit. the chief said that he has been on the job for 20y years and even ran into the pentagon on 9/11. >> the fact that a person's brother or sister is a chief should not prevent a person from being promoted. i talked with chief e well, lerbe about this. >> public officials are not allowed to promote a reel difficult in an agency he or she has official patrol over. >>> controversial prisoner's execution delayed. we'll explain the last-min
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